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Effective Ulster earn win vs. under-strength Munster
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Effective Ulster earn win vs. under-strength Munster
Although Munster decided to rest several of their Ireland internationals including Paul O'Connell, Ronan O'Gara, Donncha O'Callaghan, Tomas O'Leary...
Helmet rule brings players' carping and other downsides
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Helmet rule brings players' carping and other downsides
Ten years after Murphy's radical innovation changed the look of the hurling field forever, the National Hockey League (NHL) made those same helmets...
His acting's a 'Nine'
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His acting's a 'Nine'
"I really tried to think of every excuse I could not to do it because I thought he needed somebody else. I think I gave him a few names, actually,"...
Geraghty and Roche are a potent box duo
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Geraghty and Roche are a potent box duo
By a wide margin, Noel Hill and Tony MacMahon's "I gNoc na Grai" ("In Knocknagree") finished as the top Irish traditional album of the decade. Ther...
Just 'Wake' us when it's over
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Just 'Wake' us when it's over
If pure, unabashed silliness were in extremely short supply on New York stages, "Flanagan's Wake," arriving in the city after a lengthy run in Chic...
Might be May for Obama Irish visit
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Might be May for Obama Irish visit
"I'm looking forward to going," President Obama told the Echo in casual remarks at a recent holiday party at the White House. U.S. embassy staff in...
Meet Annie
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Meet Annie
But though Annie's descendants believed that there were actual photographs of Annie in existence, searches did not turn up any as the Annie story r...
Irish American of the Year
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Irish American of the Year
McCann, whose literary star has been steadily rising in recent years, achieved a significant breakthrough in 2009 when the won the National Book Aw...
Critics, cynics didn't get Ted Kennedy's idealism
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Critics, cynics didn't get Ted Kennedy's idealism
"America is simultaneously the most professedly Christian of the developed nations and the least Christian in its behavior," he wrote in the piece ...
Taking the plunge for a good cause
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Taking the plunge for a good cause
But the third annual Ancient Order of Hibernians "Polar Plunge" in Sea Bright, New Jersey, will have a distinctly icy element to it given recent we...
Lenihan vows to battle illness, continue work
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Lenihan vows to battle illness, continue work
Speaking publicly on Monday afternoon for the first time since a television station announced on St Stephen's Day that he had been diagnosed with p...
King in, out - and in again?
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King in, out - and in again?
King had indicated that he would run but last September signaled that he was out of the 2010 race. Now, according to a report in the Capitol Hill d...

 

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